Your acne is coded in your genes and governed by your hormones. While these two factors are not in your control, your lifestyle which affects your skin equally, IS. Here are the most important lifestyle changes that you can make to reduce your acne breakouts...
1. Clean your mobile phone1. Clean your mobile phone
Your mobile phone is pressed against your cheeks while you chat away with friends. The bacteria from your skin gets transferred on to the screen and stays there till it gets pressed on your skin again. Besides this your phone may have food residue from the time that you were eating and texting and dust from lying on dirty surfaces.
If you have acne prone skin, make sure you sanitize the surface of your mobile phone at least once every day.
2. Wash your face less often2. Wash your face less often
Wash your face maximum 3 times a day. Once in the morning when you wake up and shower, once before sleeping at night and an additional time after a workout or outdoor exposure.
3. Reduce your carb intake3. Reduce your carb intake
Refined carbs such as bread, pasta and fried food have a high glycemic index. They increase blood sugar and cause a spike in the hormone Insulin. High glycemic foods are very inflammatory for the body and also disturb your gut bacteria. This in turn disturbs your skin microbiome.
Increase your intake of fresh vegetables and salads instead. These are loaded with antioxidants which help your skin in healing faster.